Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Standing Up and Saying No

We've been having some issues with Joey this year involving new interest in showing affection- trying to kiss and hug his friends and pat them on the behind (who are, incidentally, mostly girls), etc. We have had a talk about what asking people to touch or kiss or hug them, and that girls have to say "no" to kisses in school, and what is appropriate in school versus what is appropriate at home, that sort of thing. We also talked about patting someone on the bottom or being kissed in public being possibly embarrassing to the other person. Things seemed to be going well on this front.

However, one of Joey's classmates apparently thought it was funny that Joey liked to pat people on the bottom, and worked really hard to get Joey to to this to some poor young lady today. Naturally, the girl was upset, and the whole incident was reported, and we got a call from our Vice Principal...

... to tell us how proud she is of Joey, because when this child tried to get him to smack the girl's bottom, Joey said, "No. That is not appropriate!" and refused to do it.

Joey's dignity and courage: 1.
Bully: 0.

5 comments:

Niksmom said...

Doing my happy dance over here! YAAAAAY, JOEY!!

Apples and Autobots said...

GOOOOO JOEY!!!!!! And kudos to the girl for reporting it!

farmwifetwo said...

Awesome!!!!

David N. Andrews M. Ed., C. P. S. E. said...

What Apples & Autobots said!

Stimey said...

Right on! This is the greatest! So happy to read it. Screw you, bully.